Margaret Petersen and East Chapel Hill High grad John Wolf met while attending UNC School of Law, but they bonded over their love for their dogs, Beretta and Wendell. Under the pretext of celebrating their move into a new home together, the couple went to dinner at the Angus Barn where John surprised Margaret by proposing.
The couple was married in Margaret’s hometown of Mobile, Alabama, with a beautiful ceremony at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Margaret contemplated having a “first look” before the ceremony, but ultimately decided against it, concluding that John’s expression when seeing her for the first time while walking down the aisle was more than worth it. Despite being surrounded by family like Debi and Bill Wolf, Kathryn and Owen Drey and Bendt Petersen, Margaret and John felt like they were the only ones in the room during the ceremony. “From the moment Margaret walked through the doors in the church, we were both somewhere between tears and laughter for the duration,” says John. Groomsmen Grant Gibson, Graham Kawula, Daniel Bell, Ryan Pasquini and Noel Myers along with bridesmaid Cara Wolf and reader Sheldon Schenck also joined the happy couple on their joyous day.
Margaret works in Corporate Transactions in Denver, NC, while John will practice construction litigation in Durham. The couple resides in The Oaks along with their pups.
Photography by Jeff Tesney